After this Gen 1 effort, the second generation (Gen 2) effort defined a whole series of optional features to enhance and improve the first SATA specification.
Some of the new enhanced optional features also began to be called SATA II by the press, even if the product had a Gen 1 PHY.
Paving the way for customers to enjoy a smooth transition from EPC Gen 1
to Gen 2 RFID, Alien Technology today announced a significant expansion of its flagship Squiggle family of low cost RFID tags, including the addition of new EPC Class 1 Gen 2 and Gen 1
tag solutions that set new price/performance standards for a variety of applications.
With support for mixed populations of Class 1 Gen 1
and Gen 2 tags, Alien(R) will guarantee(a) compatibility of the upgraded ALR-9780 Reader for customers with EPC Class 1 Gen 2 compliant RFID tags.